Sunday, January 30, 2011
Celebrity Body Transformations
Whether it's 50 pounds or 5 bra sizes, it's tough to miss when celebrities drastically change their bodies. Keep clicking to see before and after pics of the the most dramatic star body transformations!
This singer and actress dropped 60 pounds and 10 dress sizes (a 16 to 6) after having a baby last August. Jennifer says she decided after she gave birth she wanted to look and feel better. Through diet and exercise she lost the weight and won InStyle's Makeover of the Year award.
Kelly Osbourne whipped herself into shape while on Dancing with the Stars this year. She lost 42 pounds and said: "I'm really proud to look in the mirror and not hate every single thing I see. I no longer think, 'Why don't I look like this girl or that girl'?"
Heidi Montag really pushed the limits with her plastic surgery spree in late 2009 and said she couldn't even give hugs when it was first done. The Hills star had 10 procedures done in one day, including: botox, brow lift, chin reduction, breast augmentation (DDD), liposuction, and buttock augmentation. Plus, she got something called a "back scoop." We're as clueless as you are.
Party girl Lindsay Lohan looked healthy and happy in 2004. Two years later she was scary skinny and sallow amid rumors that she had an eating disorder. People reported she admitted her battle with bulimia in early 2006 after her friends staged an intervention: "I knew I had a problem and I couldn't admit it," she said. Lindsay has a whole host of problems these days, but she's seemed to have gotten her weight under control in recent years.
Jessica Simpson's weight has been all over the news for years. In 2001 she was super, super skinny and her weight has bounced up and down since. These days, she insists she's happy with her body and wishes people would stop talking about her weight. "I'm comfortable with me. I love my curves. I'm not ever going to be a size 0 and weigh 90 pounds," she said earlier this year.
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has had a very long, public battle with her weight. She's been all over the map for years and in 2008 put a picture of her skinny self next to a current (40 pounds heavier) pic on the cover of her magazine. She said: "Part of getting back on track is you have to accept where you are right now in order to move forward."
Nicole Richie dropped down to a mere 87 pounds in 2006, worrying her friends and family. The star claimed she didn't have an eating disorder but continued to get skinnier and skinnier, so she decided "to undergo diagnostic treatment to determine why she's not been putting on any weight," according to her rep. These days the mother of 2 looks much healthier and happier.
8.America Ferrera (2005 and 2010)
A newly engaged America Ferrera emerged on the red carpet in March of this year after losing about 20 pounds. "For me it's not about looking like a supermodel - it's about feeling good about who I am naturally," she said.
9.Queen Latifah (2004 and 2010)
Queen Latifah took the Jenny Craig route to lose 10% of her body fat a few years back. And, she's managed to keep the 20 pounds off. She's turning 40 soon, and feels great. She only wishes she got in shape earlier: “I wish I had known more about nutrition and exercise and how really good it could affect you at a younger age.
10.Star Jones (2004 and 2010)
Star Jones underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2003 while her weight was 307 pounds and she was classified as morbidly obese. The talk show host lost 150 pounds following the operation, though she didn't admit until 2009 that the drastic transformation was due to the procedure.